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Originally Posted by AyeYo;13061924 
LULZ Since when is 1.1v ok? If you have to BIOS mod to get a voltage, then it's not safe.

^ 470 owner doesnt realize 1.1v is max default voltage on 5series cards kookoo.gif
 
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Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er;13061817 
I have been going back and forth if i should get AXP for my HD 6950 but i now would rather not. Also keep in mind GTX570 had Poor VRM design and knowing they explode even with stop cooler and on top of that 1.1v you had that coming.
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Damned. I were not aware of this thread guys. I just were on the ride when people oced their 570s with no issues at all, and got great clocks (also ran quite a few tests on up to 1.1v without the vrms saying poof.

Is this a problem only with the 570? Not 580? Im borrowing my gfs mac, so Im really not comfortable with browsing around too much to find out stuff. rolleyes.gif
    
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Originally Posted by Chris Ihao;13061965 
Damned. I were not aware of this thread guys. I just were on the ride when people oced their 570s with no issues at all, and got great clocks (also ran quite a few tests on up to 1.1v without the vrms saying poof.

Is this a problem only with the 570? Not 580? Im borrowing my gfs mac, so Im really not comfortable with browsing around too much to find out stuff. rolleyes.gif

The 570 and 590 are both going poof..the 580 is a rock solid beast..if you want to go high end Nvidia GPUs, go 580 smile.gif
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News Flash! Overclocking can and sometimes will kill hardware!!
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if you had gotten an Asus diret CU II with non-ref PCB and way beefier VRM's things would have been very different smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Chris Ihao;13061965 
Damned. I were not aware of this thread guys. I just were on the ride when people oced their 570s with no issues at all, and got great clocks (also ran quite a few tests on up to 1.1v without the vrms saying poof.

Is this a problem only with the 570? Not 580? Im borrowing my gfs mac, so Im really not comfortable with browsing around too much to find out stuff. rolleyes.gif

It is a problem with the 570 and 590's. The 580's are ok.
    
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post #27 of 49
luckily i sold my 570
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post #28 of 49
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Yup,sure...i see this and note there is indeed an issue with the 570.

Still,i decided not to bother with this cooler even for the 480 as i dont think much to the VRM cooling AC provide in the VR004 kit.

Dont know if you seen before but the sink doesnt actually make contact with all the components in the VRM area.

On the GTX480 the areas with red arrows dont even get covered by VRM400 kit,people have told me this area doesnt need to be cooled though.....but its covered by the stock coolers pads;)
gtx480-scan-front.jpg
gtx480-cooler2.jpg

Anyway,thats just my pref,i wouldnt use the VRM cooling supplied in VR004 kit as it just looks a bit on the fag side,and more to the point no chance of pumping extra volts.

Stick the lid back on and RMA it,in light of all reccent RMA cases id say you have a good chance of getting it replaced.
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post #29 of 49
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Originally Posted by BlahBlahBlah;13061913 
590 has similarly shaky VRMs..go with a 580, thing is rock solid.
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The 570 and 590 are both going poof..the 580 is a rock solid beast..if you want to go high end Nvidia GPUs, go 580 smile.gif

Roger. Thanks for the tip guys. Will probably order a 580. Any particular model better than others? Will also consider an ATI at this point.
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Originally Posted by sp4wners;13061915 
Nice rewiev smile.gif But personally I'm glad I just trade my used GTX 570 for my current 6950 Twin Frozr III. I was afraid of frying the card tongue.gif Oh... And i don't really like Arctic Cooling Xtreme cooler, it's ugly smile.gif It can perform really nice, but it would be better for me if it has good performance and look smile.gif BTW. +rep for You

Thanks man. wink.gif
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Originally Posted by theonedub;13061963 
^ 470 owner doesnt realize 1.1v is max default voltage on 5series cards kookoo.gif

lol. Yeah, I would personally never have went over 1.1v by unlocking it.
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Originally Posted by OutlawII;13062026 
News Flash! Overclocking can and sometimes will kill hardware!!

Newsflash: Duh. Yeah, thats the whole point of this and similar threads, isnt it? No one said this type of things never happens, but is more than a little safer if the sinks work as intended.
    
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My arctic cooling sinks work great on a pair of 570's biggrin.gif

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